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Seagate Slim (500GB, USB 3.0) Reviewed on September 19, 2013 Check prices
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Seagate Slim (500GB, USB 3.0)

The Bottom Line: The Seagate Slim is an excellent addition to your small laptop, especially one with USB 3.0, for both storage expansion and backup while you're out and about. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive

WD My Passport Portable (500GB, USB 3.0, black, March 2012) Reviewed on March 29, 2012 Check prices
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WD My Passport Portable (500GB, USB 3.0, black, March 2012)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews

The Bottom Line: The WD My Passport Portable makes an excellent portable drive for use with both desktop and laptop computers, at home or while on the road. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Seagate Backup Plus (500GB, blue) Reviewed on June 12, 2012 Check prices
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Seagate Backup Plus (500GB, blue)

The Bottom Line: Seagate Backup Plus carries the flexibility of the GoFlex portable drive while adding performance and style to portable storage. The new drive makes an excellent buy. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive

Promise Pegasus J4 (2TB) Reviewed on December 12, 2012 Check prices
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Promise Pegasus J4 (2TB)

The Bottom Line: The Pegasus J4 is currently the only good choice on the market if you're looking for a compact four-bay Thunderbolt storage device. Read review

Seagate GoFlex Slim (500GB) Reviewed on April 5, 2011 Check prices
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Seagate GoFlex Slim (500GB)

The Bottom Line: With an ultrathin, sturdy design and fast performance, the Seagate GoFlex Slim external hard drive makes a great companion for a laptop that has built-in support for USB 3.0. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, 5400 rpm

Seagate Slim for Mac (500GB, USB 3.0) Reviewed on September 19, 2013 Check prices
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Seagate Slim for Mac (500GB, USB 3.0)

The Bottom Line: The Seagate Slim is an excellent addition to your small laptop, especially one with USB 3.0, for both storage expansion and backup while you're out and about. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive

Seagate Backup Plus (500GB, black) Reviewed on June 12, 2012 Check prices
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Seagate Backup Plus (500GB, black)

The Bottom Line: Seagate Backup Plus carries the flexibility of the GoFlex portable drive while adding performance and style to portable storage. The new drive makes an excellent buy. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive

WD My Passport Edge Reviewed on September 19, 2012 Check prices
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WD My Passport Edge

The Bottom Line: Thanks to its compact physical size and bundled software, the WD My Passport Edge is a very good companion for mobile users. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro (500GB) Reviewed on May 5, 2010 Check prices
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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 25 reviews

The Bottom Line: Though other external hard drives offer a preset menu of ports, the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex cuts costs by letting you pick from a buffet of "personality cables" so that you buy only the connections that suit your system profile. We applaud Seagate for making data backups easier than ever, and recommend the FreeAgent GoFlex external hard drive for extra data storage now and easy upgrades in the future. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, USB 2.0, 3.5", 7200 rpm

Transcend StoreJet 25M3 - hard drive - 500 GB - USB 3.0
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 4.5 stars out of 1 review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 2.5", 8 MB, 5400 rpm

Silicon Power Armor A80 (500GB) Reviewed on February 14, 2012 Check prices
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Silicon Power Armor A80 (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.0 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: The Silicon Power Armor A80 makes an excellent portable drive for travelers and home offices alike. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, 2.5"

Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt (500GB) Reviewed on July 3, 2012 Check prices
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Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.2 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.0 stars out of 1 review

The Bottom Line: Versatile, good-looking, and fast enough for most applications, the Buffalo MiniStation Thunderbolt HD-PATU3 makes an excellent buy for those looking for a portable Thunderbolt storage device. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive

WD My Passport Portable (500GB, USB 3.0, blue, March 2012) Reviewed on March 29, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
WD My Passport Portable (500GB, USB 3.0, blue, March 2012)

The Bottom Line: The WD My Passport Portable makes an excellent portable drive for use with both desktop and laptop computers, at home or while on the road. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

Western Digital MyBook Premium Edition 500GB External Hard Drive Reviewed on June 15, 2006 Check prices
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Western Digital MyBook Premium Edition 500GB External Hard Drive
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.0 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 95 reviews

The Bottom Line: If write speed isn't a top priority, the Western Digital MyBook is a good deal at around $300 for a 500GB drive. It'll look good on your desk or bookshelf, too. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, IEEE 1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB, 16 MB, 8.9 ms, 7200 rpm

Toshiba Canvio Connect (500MB, Red) Reviewed on April 30, 2013 Check prices
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Toshiba Canvio Connect (500MB, Red)

The Bottom Line: If you're eager to try out Pogoplug PC, the Toshiba Canvio Connect is a good buy, especially if your computer supports USB 3.0. Otherwise, keep looking for better deals. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, 8 MB, 12 ms, 5400 rpm

Silicon Power Armor A15 (500GB) Reviewed on March 28, 2013 Check prices
Product overview
Silicon Power Armor A15 (500GB)

The Bottom Line: Fast and affordable, the shockproof Silicon Power Armor A15 is an excellent buy for mobile users, especially those working in rough environments. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, 2.5"

Western Digital Elements Portable (500GB)

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, Hi-Speed USB

G-Tech G-Drive Mobile (500GB) Reviewed on June 21, 2010 Check prices
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G-Tech G-Drive Mobile (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.0 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: The G-Tech G-Drive Mobile's Mac-friendly formatting, triple interface design, and snappy throughput performance make it a worthwhile storage solution for Apple users. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, 8 MB, 5400 rpm

WD My Passport Portable (500GB, USB 3.0, silver, March 2012) Reviewed on March 29, 2012 Check prices
Product overview
WD My Passport Portable (500GB, USB 3.0, silver, March 2012)

The Bottom Line: The WD My Passport Portable makes an excellent portable drive for use with both desktop and laptop computers, at home or while on the road. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

LaCie Rikiki (500GB) Reviewed on April 9, 2010 Check prices
Product overview
LaCie Rikiki (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.3 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 3 reviews

The Bottom Line: LaCie's Rikiki mobile USB hard drive is an elegant storage solution that comes in three sizes up to 640GB. Its simple design exudes timeless style in a very affordable package. As long as you're not a stickler for fast transfer speeds, the LaCie Rikiki will make a worthwhile addition to your mobile arsenal. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, Hi-Speed USB

Western Digital My Book Essential Edition external hard drive (500GB) Reviewed on June 15, 2006 Check prices
Product overview
Western Digital My Book Essential Edition external hard drive (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 67 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Western Digital MyBook Essential Edition external hard drive is a slightly pared-down version of the MyBook Premium Edition. It's a good option if you need additional storage without backup software. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, Hi-Speed USB, 16 MB, 8.9 ms, 7200 rpm

LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive (500GB) Reviewed on February 3, 2007 Check prices
Product overview
LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    3.5 stars Very good
      Overall score: 7.5 (3.5 stars)
  • Average user rating: 1.5 stars out of 23 reviews

The Bottom Line: The LaCie d2 Quadra is a capacious and speedy drive, with lots of connection options. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) / IEEE1394 (FireWire) / Hi-Speed USB / eSATA, 16 MB, 10 ms, 7200 rpm

Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile (500GB, red) Reviewed on March 25, 2009 Check prices
Product overview
Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile (500GB, red)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    4.0 stars Excellent
      Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 2.5 stars out of 2 reviews

The Bottom Line: The Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile stomps the competition and lives to fight another day, thanks to its rugged military-grade exterior. It also delivers chart topping transfer speeds and offers the cheapest cost per gigabyte on the market today. We fully recommend this tough little drive. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, Hi-Speed USB, 2.5"

LaCie Porsche Design P'9220 (500GB)
  • CNET Editor rating:
    0.0 stars
      Overall score: 0.0 (0.0 stars)
  • Average user rating: 5.0 stars out of 20 reviews

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

HP Portable Hard Drive WDBACZ5000ABK - 500GB - SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Reviewed on October 26, 2011 Check prices
Product overview
HP Portable Hard Drive WDBACZ5000ABK - 500GB - SuperSpeed USB 3.0

The Bottom Line: Despite a few shortcomings, the Windows-only HP Portable Hard Drive makes a very good and simple backup option for home users. Read review

Specs: 500 GB, External hard drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

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